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There's a Secret Bar in the Back of Capo Italian Deli - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Jun 13,2017
Filed Under Restaurants , Local Tastes,

See that "freezer door?" It actually leads to a hidden cocktail bar. Photo by Jeff Elkins.

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By Jessica Sidman

WASHINGTON, DC. - By day, Capo Italian Deli sells subs, pasta salads, and eggplant parm. But look beyond the display cases and the cash register, and you’ll notice what looks like a walk-in freezer door. It’s not. At night, it becomes the entryway to a secret* cocktail bar dubbed the BackRoom at Capo. When the red light is on, it’s open.

But if you want to go, you’ll have to know someone who can get you in—at least at the beginning. (Speakeasy-like gimmicks just won’t die, although the owners aren’t using the term “speakeasy.”) More specifically, you’ll need someone to send you an access code. That code will get you onto a website where you add your name, phone number, and email to “the Register.” From there, you’ll get an email with a link to a webpage that lets you invite up to 10 more friends. They can then invite 10 friends, and so on. Once you’re on “the Register,” you can come in anytime the BackRoom is open and get access to a phone number for reservations. A host will check your name at the door, but you can bring friends who aren’t on the list.

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